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Michigan Cerebral Palsy Settlements: Birth Injury Lawsuits

michigan birth injury settlementsOur Michigan birth injury lawyers handle cases involving cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, brachial plexus palsy, and birth injuries caused by medical error throughout the State of Michigan. Children injured by a medical mistake in Michigan can file a birth injury lawsuit to help pay for specialized education, housing accommodations, and significant lifetime medical expenses. These settlements help the family with the necessary financial support during the child's lifetime.

Our Michigan Cerebral Palsy Settlements

We have obtained significant settlements for children born with cerebral palsy and their families. We have listed some of these settlements below.

  • $7,530,000 birth injury lawsuit settlement for a child with permanent blindness as a result of failure to diagnose and treat the mother with G. vaginalis bacteria before delivery.
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a birth injury using a vacuum extractor which was in violation of the standard of care. The child suffered significant injury by perinatal asphyxia and mechanical trauma to the head.
  • $1,950,000 Michigan birth injury settlement brought on behalf of a child who suffered from fetal asphyxia resulting in cerebral palsy.
  • $1,900,000 Michigan settlement for a mother whose child suffers injuries from a hospitals failure to recognize distress during labor and delivery.
  • $975,000 settlement against OBGYN and medical providers for failure to deliver baby a week earlier than delivery date causing the newborn to suffer fetal distress which led to brain damage and cerebral palsy.
  • $600,000 Detroit Michigan jury verdict awarded to a child with Erb's Palsy against St. John Hospital and physician for negligence at time of delivery.

Other Settlements in Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawsuits

  • $12,000,000 lawsuit settlement for an infant who developed cerebral palsy from hypoxia-ischemia (HIE) at a Michigan hospital.
  • $4,500,000 settlement for a premature baby  diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy after being over-ventilated in the neonatal unit.
  • $3,575,000 birth injury settlement from a delayed C-section.  The baby developed spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy due to the delay.  
  • $2,750,000 HIE settlement in a birth injury malpractice lawsuit.  The  baby was born with cerebral palsy when health care providers failed to take the proper precautions for a mother with a history of growth-restricted pregnancies. The negligent failure to properly monitor fetal development resulted in intrauterine growth restriction, hypoxia-ischemia, and infection causing severe brain damage.

These are only a few of the many sizeable settlements we have successfully attained for our birth injury and cerebral palsy clients. To view more of our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. case results, visit our Michigan settlements and jury verdicts page.

What Determines The Amount Of A Cerebral Palsy Settlement

There are several factors that determine the amount of a settlement in a Michigan birth injury lawsuit. These include:

  • How the birth injury or cerebral palsy occurred
  • The type of negligence that caused the condition
  • Where the birth injury occurred (hospital, city, county)
  • Was a hospital and nursing staff negligent?
  • The amount of the insurance policy limits for the case
  • The degree of neurological damage suffered by the child
  • The functional limitations and educational needs of the child
  • The past, present, and future medical expenses for the child
  • The potential lifetime loss of earnings of the child
  • The financial and emotional impact on the parents and family members

What Is The Settlement Value of Your Michigan Cerebral Palsy Case

Using the factors listed above, we can evaluate your cerebral palsy lawsuit or birth injury case and discuss with you a realistic settlement range. Of course, we may not know the answers to all of the different factors at the time of our discussion.  However, we will discuss the likely scenarios in your case, including our thoughts on settlement range. 

FREE Michigan Medical Malpractice Book

If you would like more information about your legal rights after medical negligence caused a birth injury, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook," by Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book is an insider's report on medical malpractice claims and includes why most malpractice victims never receive compensation for their injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE!

Michigan Birth Injury Lawyer Review

"Larry Buckfire's greatest concern was the future financial security of my child and I am grateful for his efforts"
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What is the Cost to Hire a Cerebral Palsy Lawyer?

Our experienced Michigan cerebral palsy attorneys will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This is our guarantee that it will cost no money whatsoever to get the case started and you never have to a penny until there is a settlement.  We will get all of the medical records and pay to have them reviewed by some of the nation's top physicians.   If the case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing.  We promise you in writing:

  • No money to hire us or to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • There are no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
  • You can call us anytime for free, forever.

Get Started on Your Michigan Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

There are three  ways that you can get started on your birth injury lawsuit. You can:

  1. Chat with our online intake specialist.  Your information will be sent directly to an attorney who will contact you.
  2. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page. We will contact you shortly.
  3. Call (888) 797-8787 any time of day to tell us about your case.

Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan cerebral palsy lawsuits. Call us to learn more about birth injury lawsuits & settlements.

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